Smart, Safe, and Open to the World!

Joy to the World is a fun and safe place for your child, from infants to Elementary 4th Grade, to learn and grow through creativity.

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Classes at Joy

From first steps, to first grade!

From the earliest stages of development to the start of formal education, we're committed to providing exceptional experiences for children and their families. With over 20 years of experience in Bunkyo-Ku, our programs help young learners take their first steps toward a lifetime of learning.

We designed our full-day classes to meet the unique needs of each age group. We offer Pre-Kindergarten and Joy Tots for children aged 1 and 2 and Kindergarten (K1, K2, & K3) for ages 3 to 6.

In addition to our full-day programs, we offer Afterschool programs and Extra-Curricular Classes that provide a safe and supportive environment for continued growth and development beyond regular school hours.

Our Afterschool Kindergarten (AK) is designed for children aged 3 to 6, while our Afterschool Elementary (AE)  is tailored for 1st to 4th-grade students. Both programs provide enriching experiences that support the development of critical literacy skills in a nurturing and engaging atmosphere.

Mommy & Me
Newborn to 23 months
Fridays 2:15 to 3:00 pm
Joy Tots & Pre-Kindergarten
1 and 2 years old
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2 to 5 Days per week
3 to 6 years old
Monday - Friday 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5 Days per week
Afterschool Kindergarten
3 to 6 years old
Monday - Thursday 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1 to 4 Days per week
Afterschool Elementary
From 6 years old
Monday - Thursday 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
1 to 4 Days per week
Saturday School
3 to 8 years old
Saturday 9:00 - Noon
Think Club
4 to 12 years old
4 to 6 years class: 2:00 - 3:30
Elementary class: 2:45 - 3:45
Keiki Ukulele Club
4 to 12 years old
4 to 6 years class: 2:00 - 3:30
Elementary class: 2:45 - 3:45
English Lessons for Parents
New Dates Added for April - Jul 2023!
2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Video Spotlight!

Welcome to our Video Spotlight series, a look at Joy to the World's approach to early childhood education in Tokyo, Japan. Each video shares insights into our unique teaching methods and philosophy. This week, learn how we incorporate recycling into our curriculum in a fun and creative way.

Creative Recycling: Fostering Environmental Awareness in Early Childhood Education

Engaging in Fun Children's Play Activities

Repurposing everyday materials is a fundamental part of early childhood education at Joy to the World. Together, we engage in fun children's play activities, transforming plastic bottles and milk cartons into unique crafts and plant holders while learning to see the potential hidden in everyday items.

The Value of Recycling in Our Kindergarten Programs

This simple strategy, integral to our kindergarten programs, shows children the value of recycling. It's not just about reusing what we might consider trash but fostering creativity and environmental awareness.

Inspiring a Greener Future

We hope this glimpse into our daily activities inspires you and your family to see the potential in everyday items. By repurposing materials, we can all contribute to a greener future and make a difference in the world.

Watch it on YouTube!

Click Here to View the "Recycling Craft at Joy to the World" Video on YouTube.

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Education for All, Safety for All, & Opportunities for All
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Education for All

Children deserve the best education. So whether Joy to the World is your first school at 18 months old to two years old, or if you are starting at three years or older, we are ready for your child. After graduating from Joy to the World, many students stay in our Afterschool programs while going to Japanese Elementary schools. Others go on to International Elementary schools here in Tokyo and around the world.

Through more than 20 years of teaching children of all levels and ages, we have learned to nurture children, celebrate their individuality, and encourage their strengths.

Learn more about Joy Values on our About-Us page.

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A message from Kazu's Family

"We feel he has grown as an individual and our son is blessed to experience wonderful teachers, students, and staff."

"The positive energy and atmosphere is very contagious and we are very happy for our son to be part of Joy to the World.

We still remember the very first time we visited for a tour and we felt the teachers and students were very engaged, caring, and gave such a positive atmosphere. We felt our son received positive and constructive feedback as there were also report cards and parent teacher meetings to see his progress.

Also the photos and videos on the blog were very creative and one can see what your kids are doing day to day in a weekly blog. As an American, Joy to the World gives such a playful and learning experience to the kids not just to learn English, but even to learn with friends and become confident."

- John & Shiori

Thank You

Joy to the World offers a start to a future of possibilities! A few things to remember about Joy to the World.

  • We teach all classes in English
  • Our teachers support children with kindness and help children develop as kind and intelligent students
  • Once you join, you are a "Joy Family." Joy Families help support our community in and out of school

If you have any questions or concerns, but or small, please don't hesitate to reach out. Use the link below to schedule a school tour or contact us to ask a question.

Seats fill up quickly, so sign up early.

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